Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: Appeal No. MAASL001 Report 2006-2007

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This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: In the beginning of 2006, Sierra Leone Red Cross Society's (SLRCS's) programme activities were largely characterized by funding constraints and inadequate resources. However, by the last quarter, the funding situation improved, although some projects still remained under-funded.

Most programmes are constrained by inadequate resources. Since the recruitment of a reporting officer, the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society has been trying very hard to improve on the quality and timeliness of its reports. However, there are still problems of obtaining reports and updates from the branches due to logistics and mobility constraints.

The funds situation has impacted negatively on the efficiency and effectiveness required for proper service delivery to thousands of vulnerable Sierra Leoneans; which means not all of the planned activities have been implemented. This is unfortunate considering the crucial humanitarian situation in Sierra Leone. A significant increase in partner engagement is therefore essential to enable the SLRCS to achieve the set objectives as outlined in the Annual Appeal 2006-2007.

Needs: Total 2006-2007 budget CHF 7,830,622 (USD 6,471,588 or EUR 4,744,770), out of which 44.1 percent covered.

For more detailed information on the 2006 activities, please see Programme Update 1 and 2:

Programme Update no. 1: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/annual06/MAASL00101.pdf
Programme Update no. 2: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/annual06/MAA6300202.pdf

No. of people we help: In 2006, the programmes benefited approximately 3,055,600 people in Sierra Leone.

For further information please contact:

In Sierra Leone: Mr. Emmanuel Tommy. Acting Secretary General, Sierra Leone Red Cross Society in Freetown; email: slrcs@sierratel.sl; telephone: +232 22 22 23 84; +232 76 62 66 74; Fax: +232 22 22 90 83

In Sierra Leone: Momodou Lamin Fye, Federation Head of Sierra Leone Delegation in Freetown; email: momodoulamin.fye@ ifrc.org; telephone: + 232 76 67 21 25; Fax: +232 22 22 81 80

In Senegal: Alasan Senghore, Federation Head of West and Central Africa Regional Delegation in Dakar; email: alasan.senghore@ifrc.org; telephone: +221 869 36 41; Fax: +221 860 20 02

In Geneva: Madeleine Lundberg, Federation Regional Officer for West and Central Africa, Africa Department; email: madeleine.lundberg@ifrc.org; telephone: +41 22 730 43 35; Fax: +41 22 733 03 95